County News Nov/Dec 2015 РNow Available 

The Nov/Dec issue of ‘County News‘ is available for download from the ‘Resources’ section of the Members Area.

The next copy of County News is Jan/Feb 2016. Copy is required by 2nd Jan 2016.
We welcome any Scouting stories and can polish up the words if you give us the basic facts… and we like pictures, too! Send everything to:

NOTE: Could you also send any pictures as JPEG files rather than embedding them in Word documents as it saves a lot of time and will result in a better quality image appearing in the final product.

Christmas Post 2015

Dear Parents,

Christmas post run from 25th November with last posting date of 9th December and sorting etc. until 11th December. This then gives us 11 day to deliver the card NO LATER THAN 22nd December 2015.

It was agreed by the Group Executive Committee that every Family in the group WILL be responsible to sort and deliver the cards that come to us to be sorted and delivered.

There will be 2 lists in the foyer from Monday 16th November.
One will be to help with sorting and one to choose the roads you wish to deliver. This gives you the chance to choose when to sort and where to deliver.
Organisers of the post will contact parents if they have not come forward to offer help, they be will be given an evening to help sort and roads to deliver. It was felt that this was the fairest way to insure that everyone in the group helps.

Profit raised from the 2014 post was approximately £2900.

Christmas post is our major fund raiser and is part of the group’s terms and conditions of your child being part of the 18th Ipswich.

We are all busy at this time of the year!

Every family is needed for Christmas post, with everyone helping, it will be done far quicker, and it will be less stressful for the people coordinating the post.

GSL. 18th Ipswich scout group

Crock Smash / Teddy Tombola

Hi Everyone, 
Help is needed to put up both the crock smash and teddy tombola tents on Saturday 24th October for district fireworks. We will meet at the hut at 2pm and then head up to Hallowtree. Help is then also be needed on the night to run both of the stalls. 
If we can not get enough parental help then we will miss out on a great opportunity to raise funds for the group.

Please can you let me know ASAP if you can help at any point on that day.


GSL. 18th Ipswich scout group

Bingo / Fish & Chips

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 21st November 2015 @ 6.30pm at 18th Ipswich Headquarters.

Fish & Chip supper will need to be ordered and paid for in advance and the bingo tickets will be on sale on the night..

BOOK NOW to get a seat….

County AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Suffolk County Scout Council will take place at Hallowtree Campsite, Nacton Ipswich IP10 0JP on Thursday 24th September, 19:45 for 20:00.
There will also be presentations by members of the recent Explorer Belt and Jamboree expeditions.
Please let Peter Buckle, County Secretary know if you will be attending – Ipswich 711678.

Orwell District Fireworks / Bonfire Night

Orwell District Scouts Fireworks Night Saturday 24th October 2015

at Hallowtree Campsite Gates Open at 5.30 pm